Tour the Skycastle, a Los Angeles Architectural Masterpiece

When Henry David Thoreau wrote about “castles in the air,” he almost certainly didn’t have in mind this architectural masterpiece in the Hollywood Hills.

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Thankfully, internationally acclaimed architect David Grey provided a “foundation” for his grand concept, giving reality to a spectacular Bauhaus-style home, a stunning interplay of concrete, steel, and glass that seems to float regally above Los Angeles, Malibu, and Beverly Hills. Its gated half-acre promontory affords views that extend to the ocean.

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Originally designed to showcase an impressive art collection, the approximately 12,000-square-foot residence boasts 60-foot ceilings and glorious, pervasive natural light.

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A sturdy framework of steel and concrete allows for the creation of literal walls of windows, augmenting the light and furthering the majestic view.

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Among the seven bedrooms is a richly appointed master suite, which is reached via a unique glass staircase and includes two opulent baths. Multiple areas are designed for living, dining and relaxing, as have alcoves for displaying art and sculpture.

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A chef’s kitchen, a spacious home theater, a gym, a generous motor court, and a two-bedroom guesthouse — currently serving as a recording studio — contribute to the sense that this estate is a serene, self-sufficient private compound.

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The superior security system includes high-resolution cameras that monitor activity throughout.

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A captivating swimming pool and artfully tiled spa easily become the centerpiece of extraordinary grounds that include a Zen-inspired garden with a koi pond and meditation area, paver paths, emerald grass, manicured hedges, and handsome mature trees.

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Dramatically lighted by night, the pool and spa draw the eye out toward a sweeping, sparkling view of Los Angeles.

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